Our Team

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Beverley Swaim-Staley

President and CEO

As USRC President and CEO, Beverley manages Washington Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country, serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year. During her tenure she has led the efforts to restore the historic Main Hall to its early 20th Century splendor. Currently she is overseeing the ongoing rehabilitation of the station in keeping with its historic standards and managing the latest redevelopment and expansion of Washington Union Station.

Prior to joining USRC, Beverley was the first woman to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary. As Secretary, she oversaw the only state department of transportation with direct supervision over all aspects of transportation, including the transit and rail networks, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and the Port of Baltimore.

Beverley has a deep knowledge of transportation management and finance. She oversaw negotiations to execute one of the largest public-private partnership agreements in the nation resulting in the construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore.

Previously, as Deputy Secretary, Beverley also served as Executive Director of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport during the period which encompassed the terrorist strike on 9/11 and the subsequent revolution in airport security. She has also worked for the state legislature in Maryland and for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA).

Currently Beverley serves as a Board Member of the Mineta Transportation Institute and the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

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Nzinga Bryant

Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration

Nzinga is the Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration at USRC. She is responsible for handling all financial management aspects of the corporation, including capital and operating budget preparation, development and analysis of cash flow statements, audit preparations and review, tracking of corporate expenses, and ensuring all monthly financial statements accurately reflect corporate activity to report to the Board of Directors.

Since joining USRC in 2004, Nzinga has served as the lead procurement officer on all contract negotiations for the corporation and assists in the management of construction activities in the Union Station parking garage. She was the organization’s lead representative on the intercity bus relocation plan. She oversaw the construction of the new bus deck in the parking garage, which was delivered three months after plan development, and worked to transition several major carries including Greyhound, Megabus, and BoltBus to the Union Station bus deck, now known as the Intercity Bus Terminal. She also provides oversight of the garage operator contract, including review of preventative maintenance schedules, as well as annual budgets and monthly reports to ensure the receipt of all revenues and expenses are in line with budget expectations.

Prior to joining USRC, Nzinga worked at Spaulding and Slye Colliers and Cottonwood Management Services in a variety of property management functions. She served as lease administrator on behalf of Mitre Corporation for 31 sites located throughout the U.S. and provided property management oversight in the turnover of one of the first commercial buildings to deliver in the burgeoning Capital Riverfront neighborhood. Nzinga oversaw the asset from construction to occupancy and beyond. She attended construction meetings, organized tenant move-ins, completed tenant and base building punch-lists, and prepared due diligence documents for building sale.

Nzinga has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University and a Masters in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a member of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).

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Rachel Kohli

Capital Planning and Contracts Manager

Rachel is USRC’s Capital Planning and Contracts Manager. In her position, she coordinates oversight of station and garage capital projects. She also manages the Claytor Concourse Modernization Project and other Amtrak-related projects within Union Station.

Rachel has over six years of experience in planning and economic development. She spent four years at the New York City Economic Development Corporation managing capital projects in all five boroughs of New York City. More recently, she was a Project Planner at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Rachel assisted with campus planning and project management efforts during a period of unprecedented growth driven by the highest level of construction activities Duke University had seen since its inception.

Rachel has completed coursework in the City and Regional Planning Master’s Program at Pratt Institute and received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Urban Studies and Economics.


Kevin Forma

2nd Century Program Manager

Kevin is USRC’s 2nd Century Program Manager. In his position, Kevin is responsible for the administration, coordination, and implementation of projects in all phases of planning and design that seek to expand station facilities, while maintaining the transportation and commercial functions of the historic Union Station.

Prior to joining USRC, Kevin worked for the City of New York for twelve years with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation where he served as Director of Franchises and Concessions, interagency coordinator, and project manager on a variety of large and small scale city initiatives. Kevin has a background in urban planning, capital program management, and contract management.


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Sarah Mayersohn

Document/Archive Manager

Sarah is USRC’s Document/Archive Manager. In this role, Sarah is responsible for managing USRC’s records, collecting and preserving historical objects pertinent to the development and management of Union Station, and answering reference requests. She also assists USRC on a variety of projects by developing organizational strategies and managing documents.

Before joining USRC in 2014, Sarah was an archivist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, managing the archives of the Eighth District of the Federal Reserve System. She received her master’s degree specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science and her Bachelor of Science in History from Boston University.

Sarah is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).


Jillian Hess

Public Relations and Outreach Manager

As the Public Relations and Outreach Manager, Jillian is responsible for creating and disseminating reports, newsletters, and other outreach materials; maintaining and updating the USRC website and social media; liaising with partner organizations and media outlets; preparing for meetings and events; organizing station tours; and monitoring media.

Originally from Canada, she has previously done external relations and outreach, program management, business development, and education work in Belgium, Ghana, Guyana, Japan, and the U.S. Jillian holds an LL.M, International Law with International Relations (with Merit) from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies and a B.A. Honours, German and Politics from Brock University.


Monica Leibovitz

Program Manager

Monica is a part-time Program Manager at USRC. Her work focuses on coordination between USRC and local and government entities. She also undertakes security-related projects at Union Station and leads USRC’s grant function, identifying new grant opportunities. Monica returned to USRC in November 2018 in her new role, previously having done communications work on a temporary basis in 2015-2016.

Monica has a background in community development and public policy. Prior to joining USRC, she was an officer in the State and Local Government portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts and she also consulted with the DowntownDC Business Improvement District. Monica was the founding Director of Community Development for Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where she worked to establish community parks, secure government and philanthropic funding for community projects, and improve the surrounding neighborhood. Monica previously worked for several federal and New Jersey state public officials in various research and policy capacities.

Monica holds a B.A. in History from Yale University. She, her husband John, and their two children live in the Brookland neighborhood, where she serves on the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Avenue Main Street.


Cody Zaccagnino

Project Manager

Cody is a Project Manager at USRC. In this role, he assists with overseeing active capital improvement and historic preservation projects throughout Union Station, including those financed by the Capital Maintenance Reserve Fund and Amtrak.

Prior to joining USRC, Cody was a property manager in Washington, DC, managing residential buildings, which were primarily from the pre-World War II era. He holds a B.A. in Engineering from Lafayette College.